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Willem Kalf

1619-1693 Holland/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-William Kalf was born in Rotterdam in 1619. He was a disciple of Hendrik Gerritsz Pot, a portraitist and history painter from Amsterdam who worked in Haarlem. However, it wasn't until after Kalf left his master that he concentrated on painting still-lifes. Before working in Hoorn for seven years, he painted in Paris and eventually settled in Amsterdam. His outstanding blends of colour and fine texture details brought him to the fore of the Dutch Golden Age of painters.

 

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Aquamanile

Aquamanile

Drinking Horn

Drinking Horn

Chinese Porcelain

Chinese Porcelain Bowl

Still

Still

Silver Bowl

Silver Bowl

Nautilus Cup

Nautilus Cup

A Still-life

A Still-life

Still Life

Still Life

Porcelain

Porcelain

Ginger Jar

Late Ming Ginger Jar

Glassware

Glassware and Porcelain Covered Bowl

Lemon-

Lemon-Oranges and Glass of Wine